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Obituary - George A. Holter

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George Holter peacefully passed away May 17, 2024, in his home surrounded by his family. He recently celebrated his 86th birthday – never “feeling old” he still had things “to get done.” George was born to John and Alice Holter in Bethune, and moved to Eads when he was in 4th grade.

He is survived by his son, Bradley Holter; daughters, Vandi Deines and Sandra Holter; grandchildren, Brittany, Lindsay, Brandon, Abigail, and Olivia; great-grandchildren, Marshall, Wyatt, Bryndle, Georgia and Brook; nieces, nephews and many friends.

George was a long-term resident and businessman of Fort Collins. After completing high school in Eads, he attended Otero Junior College in La Junta and worked alongside his brother-in-law, Dean, in the plumbing business. In 1958, he and his wife moved to Fort Collins, where he could pursue an Electrical Engineering degree at CSU. After a semester or two, he decided he would rather get to work – eventually starting Modern Plumbing and Heating, Holter Realty, custom home building, and commercial development. George also served on the board for the Fort Collins-Loveland Water District for over 40 years.

In 1961, George attended auctioneering school in Montana. He sold livestock at the local sale barn, farm equipment, real estate, and charitable events. He also competed in several auctioneering contests. Raising cattle was a passion of his from a young age as he grew up on a farm. This evolved into Holter Cattle Company, where he prided himself on raising quality show steers – his children and grandchildren participated in 4-H showing cattle.

To his good fortune, while his physical body became tired and limited, his mind remained sharp and eager to keep going. His love for meeting new people, making phone calls daily, taking care of business and his cattle, and sharing his many stories brought a great deal of satisfaction to him.

As time passed, his devotion to listening to television sermons, reading his bible, and listening to hymns increased. He understood his life was winding down and, in the end, being “good with God” was of great importance.

The hardworking, friendly storyteller will live in the hearts and minds of those who called him Dad, grandpa, friend.

A Celebration of George's Life will be held May 31, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. at Timberline Church in Fort Collins, followed by a lunch gathering.

He will be laid to rest at 2:00 p.m. at Resthaven Memory Gardens in Fort Collins.

Arrangements are under the direction of Rest Haven Funeral Home.